What was wrong with my edit? --126.96.36.199 19:37, 15 Dec 2004 (CET)
- "Some" is better than "very few". "Some" identifies that there are a number that do not, but doesn't narrow it down. "Very few" implies an extremely small amount do not, when in fact we do not know this. In cases like this, where evidence is insufficient to make a firm conclusion, ambiguity is best. -- Michael Warren | Talk 21:00, Dec 15, 2004 (CET)
Ok, then which countries don't use it? I checked the rank insignia of about 50 randomly chosen countries and every single one had a Lt. Colonel rank.--James Cody 21:06, 15 Dec 2004 (CET)
- Who's talking about countries? I'm talking about races and military powers in Trek. -- Michael Warren | Talk 21:08, Dec 15, 2004 (CET)
Right, and how do you know that they don't use that rank?--James Cody 21:10, 15 Dec 2004 (CET)
- I'm not saying they don't. I'm not saying they do, either. We don't know for sure. Which was the point I made above. -- Michael Warren | Talk 21:13, Dec 15, 2004 (CET)
But the article implies that some don't.--James Cody 21:16, 15 Dec 2004 (CET) Well, it's extremely unlikely that the Ferengi, Son'a and the Cardassians do, for example. :Anyway, I'm starting to get all confused now. :D I think probably the best thing to do would be to remove the sentence in its entirety, as either way, it would be problematic. It doesn't add or take away anything major from the article anyway. -- Michael Warren | Talk 21:25, Dec 15, 2004 (CET)
German Wehrmacht did not have that Lt Colonel Collar insignia - that was purely SS/SA as far as history tells us. -> Article is flawed – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk).
No self-respecting militry, paramilitary, quasi-militry, or pseudo-militry member would EVER mistake a Lieutenant Colonel as a Colonel, even if the dropping of "Lieutenant" in informal conversation is commonly practiced. This also applies to Lieutenant Commander and any rank using "Lieutenant" (a Second Lieutenant , for example, is generally referred to just as "Lieutenant SMITH"). Don't get me started on your grammar.
On a related note, why is there no Lt Colonel's Rank Insignia? It's the same as Commander, it's as simple as putting the code in to display the same image, with some framing. (That's not really necessary, but would allow some discussion peculiar to the title.) Andy REDDSON 06:53, 26 April 2008 (UTC)